Purina - July 15

2022 Missouri Holstein Field Day
Friday, JULY 15 - Gray Summit, Missouri
Purina Animal Nutrition Center

Everyone is Welcome - Bring a Neighbor!

Purina Dairy Managers Chris Joslin, Derek Segelhorst and Kevin Kapelski have an outstanding day planned for attendees. You will be bused to three research units in the morning with alternating groups: Milking Research Unit, Calf Research Unit and the Growing Heifer Unit. These tours will be smaller groups so you will be able to see, hear and ask questions. You will also have the opportunity to visit with vendors and attendees. Following lunch you will be able to head back home OR take part in one of two optional tour options. Tour 1 includes Companion Animal unit and Beef Cattle or Tour 2 is Equine and Companion Animal.

Since Purina is required to bus attendees to the different units, it is imperative that you take just a moment to reserve your seat on the bus for the morning and afternoon tours. So, be sure to visit the link below to reserve your spot on the bus.

MISSOURI BOARD MEMBERS: If you are a member of the Missouri Holstein Association board of directors a short meeting will be held following the afternoon optional tours. So make plans to attend all events. We look forward to you joining us on July 15th!

Schedule of Events
Be sure to register for your bus seat below!

  • 9:30 - 10:30AM Registration - Milk, Coffee, Donuts
  • 10:30AM Welcome, introductions & program begin
  • 10:45-1:00PM Participants will board buses and travel to three different research units
          - Adult Cow Research Unit, Calf Research Unit, Growing Heifer Tour
  • 1:00PM Lunch sponsored by Purina Animal Nutrition
  • Refreshments will be provided all day

Following lunch you may travel home or Enjoy an optional Tour

  • 1:45 - 2:45PM - Tour 1: Companion Animal / Beef Cattle Research Unit OR
  • 1:45 - 2:45PM - Tour : Companion Animal / Equine Research Unit
    Following the afternoon Tours a short MO Holstein Board Meeting will be held.

    Purina will display and demonstrate:
    1. Milking observation area
    2. Current research and studies being conducted with the milking unit.
    3. Seeing how the studies are conducted with replacers and feed in the Calf Research Unit
    4. Determining growth and prosperity of heifers in the Growing heifer unit.
    5. Optional tours including the Companion Animal: Backyard Flock / Rabbit / Deer / Show Feed
    6. Optional tours showcasing either the beef or equine units.
    7. Several vendors will be on hand to answer questions and demonstrate products
    8. Lunch will be provided with several door prizes.
  • In order to secure your busing for event: Register at the link below
    by Friday, July 8! Thank You for your help.


    Directions: Purina is located southwest of St. Louis just off of I-44.
    • DIRECTIONS: From I70: Exit 193 at Warrenton and continue on State Hwy 47S and then MO-100E to I44 E. Then follow directions from I44.

    • From I44: Exit 253 for MO-100E toward Gray Summit. Follow MO-100 for .5 mi, Turn left onto Hwy MM. Travel 1mi then turn right onto Danforth Drive and follow Field Day Signs.

    Purina Animal Nutrition Center
    Chris Joslin, Manager
    100 Danforth Drive, Gray Summit, MO
    Email: purinamills.com/dairy-feed



    Conjunction with Missouri Dairy Cow Camp
    May 25-27, 2022 - Freistatt, MO

    Multiple Breeds for the 2022 Heifer Tag Sale!


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    2022 Heifer Tag Sale Success!

    Our second year of the All-Breeds Heifer Tag Sale is a wrap. We made several improvements and had a lineup of seventeen head consisting of 5 breeds. We want to thank our consignors for providing some of their best quality calves for this sale.

    We made some improvements to help in our advertising and to feature the animals for our consignors. The Cow Camp kids did a great job getting all the consignments broke to lead and clipped in time for photos and videos. I appreciate everyone coming together to make the three events a total success: Cow Camp, the Tag Sale and the Youth All-Breeds Heifer Show. It truly was a group effort to benefit our dairy industry and youth.

    Topping the sale at $3450 was Lot 17 a fancy Casino December ’21 Jersey consigned by Valley Gem, MN and Mi-Wil Farms, MO, backed by 7 generations of VG & EX dams that went to Emma Parrigon, Stotts City, MO. Second high seller was consigned by Nel-Rose Holsteins, Louisberg, MO, with a sweet December ’21 Denver back to the EX93 Radine Durham Dart. This Denver was purchased by an excited young dairyman, Brantley Keltner of Billings, MO. The sale concluded with a total of 17 lots that sold for an average of $1,762.Thank you to all of the bidders and buyers. We look forward to continuing to improve the sale and to seeing all of these kids and calves throughout the summer growing and learning together!

    Thank you to all of the bidders and buyers for making a successful tag sale. We look forward to your comments and suggestions.

    Be sure to check out the Facebook page below for the latest sale photos and info!

    Sale Facebook Page: @MissouriHeiferTagSale
    Click here to go to sale Facebook page.
    Be sure to FOLLOW page for all updates!

    If you have suggestions for a future sale please contact one of the sale members below.
    Leroy Wright 417-300-4835
    Ryan Bilyeu, President 417-838-1093

    May 28, 2022, Freistatt, MO

    Show Results

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    NEW OPPORTUNITY: Over 50 head showed at our second All-Breeds Youth Dairy Heifer show. We keep improving the format and event for spectators and exhibitors alike. Judge Tyler Chupp, OK placed 54 head of multiple breeds. This show format had all breeds showing together in class. A majority of the sale heifers also showed in the show. We had a wide variety of breeds represented and youth of all ages and multiple states. Thank you to all of our sponsors and those that helped make this event successful.

    If you have suggestions please contact Karla Deaver, 417-466-3102 deaverk@missouri.edu.

    Show Photos
    Click on the link below to view Facebook photo album
    2022 All-Breeds Youth Show Photos



    Ryan Bilyeu, Ozark, MO
    Jodi Wright, Verona, MO

    This year's convention is to be held in Sioux Falls, SD.

    Pertinent issues to be voted upon at National Convention in June:

    1. Election of new officers: Directors for Regions President, Vice, 5, 8, 9, and At-Large

      Declared candidate for President:

      Johnathan Lamb, New YorK

      Declared candidate for Vice President:

      Roy Buessing, Kansas

      John Burket, Pennsylvania

      Declared candidate for Region 8:

      Richard Hartzell, Washington

      Bill Stolzfus, Idaho

      Josh Wright, Idaho

      Declared candidates for Region 5 & 9 Director: - Running Un-opposed

      Region 5: Bob Webb, Wisconsin

      Region 9: Bill Genasci, California

      Declared candidates for At-Large Director:

      Jeff King, New York

      Ashley Swenson, Minnesota

    How to contact your Missouri Representatives: If you want to contact your delegates regarding issues that you feel are important and need to be discussed feel free to contact them at the numbers below.

    Region 7 Director - Dwight Rokey 785-284-2669 or darokey@rokeyroad.com
    Ryan Bilyeu 417-838-1093 or rbilyeu@cofo.edu
    Jodi Wright 417-840-3203 or jwright@missouriholstein.com



    There are four district shows. If you are in the area, go and support your local dairy breeders at their district shows. It is a great way to get to know other breeders. Some districts also have meals and other activities planned. If you have any questions just give your district president or me a call.

    Most districts have not yet finalized details. As they are made available we will post here.


    August 6 ~ 11:00 AM Southwest District Show, Ozark Empire Fair.
    Held in conjunction with Ozark Empire Fair


    In Memory - Richard Veraguth

    Richard Veraguth - Riverama

    Richard A. Veraguth was born June 15, 1936 to Arthur and Ruth Stark Veraguth in St. Joseph, Missouri. He passed away May 29, 2022 in Gower, Missouri.

    He graduated from Central High School in 1954 and married Mary Lou Stewart on December 27, 1959. She survives of the home. Additional survivors are children, Jim Veraguth (Erin), John Veraguth (Carol), Jeff Veraguth (Erica), and Jeanette Stookey (JW); grandchildren, Josh Veraguth (Elizabeth), Jordan Veraguth (Mark), Hayden and Hailey Stookey, and Mason Milek; great-grandchildren, Memphis, Zander, Lakelin, Courtney, Abbie, Allie, and Addie Jackson; a large extended family and many good friends.

    He was a dairy farmer for over 50 years and loved developing a herd of registered Holstein cattle. The herd flourished under the prefix Riverama. 'Ri' was for Richard, 'Vera' for Veraguth, and 'Ma' was for Mary Lou. After retirement he spent many years working in the dairy industry. Paint horses were one of his many pleasures.

    He enjoyed working with youth and served as Superintendent of the Buchanan County 4-H Dairy Show and worked with the Buchanan County 4-H judging teams. He coached boys and girls softball at Platte Valley for many years.

    The family would like to thank Gower Convalescent Center and Fruedenthal Hospice for the excellent care he was given.

    Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 P.M., Friday, June 3 at 220 SE 68th Road, St. Joseph. A private family service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family would prefer donations to the Gower Convalescent Center or the Missouri Junior Holstein Association, 11449 Lawrence 2220, Verona, Missouri 65769. Condolences may be sent to Mary Lou Veraguth at 2220 SE 68th Road, St. Joseph, MO 64507

    MO DAIRY - Field Day, June 14!

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    For more information or to register for the event contact
    Specialist: Reagan Bluel 417-772-4231 or reagan@modairy.org

    Watch Your Mailboxes - SUMMER PULSATOR!

    NEXT AD DEADLINE - August 20!
    This issue will travel to World Dairy Expo! So, reserve your space!

    Flip through magazine with arrows. Click bottom right [] to enlarge or download pdf below
    To view the Summer 2022 Pulsator PDF Click here

    Would you like to Subscribe to the Pulsator?
    No problem! Our yearly subscription rate is $25. Just send a check or cash to: Missouri Holstein Association, 11449 Lawrence 2220, Verona, MO 65769

    Watch for your copy and contact Shannon below for more details!
    Shannon Kleiboeker mopulsator@gmail.com or 417-737-2876
    Jenna Wilson mopulsator2@gmail.com

    Ozark Empire Fair 2022
    Entries due June 15!

    Exhibitors interested in competing at the Ozark Empire Fair can now access the online entry forms. Entries are open NOW!


    There are several rule changes and different entry fees. Be sure to familiarize yourself with the rules and costs. Southwest District Holstein Show held in conjunction with OEF this year: Entry deadline is June 15, 2022.

    To enter online, visit www.ozarkempirefair.com/p/fair/livestock/livestockentryforms, click on 'Online Registration' or call 417-833-2660.

    State Fair 2022
    Entries due July 1

    Exhibitors interested in competing at the Missouri State Fair will now be able to access new online entry and payment options, and online registration for the vendor input form.


    Exhibitors under age 13 will be admitted free to the 11-day Fair again this year, while exhibitors age 13 and over will be able to purchase up to 40 single-day exhibitor admission tickets at a special price of $5. The discounted exhibitor tickets are available to order from the Fair business office at the time of competition entry. These tickets will not be available at the gate, and they do not include exhibitor parking. Entry deadline is July 1, 2022.

    To enter online, visit www.mostatefair.com, click on 'Online Registration' or call 1-800-422-FAIR (3247).

    Adults and Youth
    ENTRIES DUE: August 21, 2022

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    IT'S A CONTEST: The Pulsator magazine is sponsoring a Photo Contest. So dust off those cameras or go back in your files and submit your best!

    *Two Divisions: Phone & High Resolution
    *Three Age Groups: 12 & under; 13-18 & Over 18
    *Entry Deadline August 21 (No late entries)
    *Photos must show some aspect of dairy production including but not limited to: livestock, products, landscape and individuals.
    *Photos must have been taken in MO Since 1/1/21 by the person submitting the image. Limit 3/person.

    For complete entry and rule information see image above.
    For more information or to submit contact Jenna Wilson, 417-459-8794 mopulsator2@gmail.com.

    Women In Dairy


    Wednesday, June 8, 11AM - 3PM
    Price Cutter, 3260 E. Battlefield, Springfield.
    ALL are Invited to help!

    For more information or to register for the event contact Specialist:
    Reagan Bluel 417-847-3161 (text) or BluelRJ@missouri.edu


    AFTER APRIL 14, 2022 LATE FEE of $10/Membership applies
    Memberships received after June 1 do NOT qualify for State Sponsored Awards


    A paid State Membership will reduce your registration fees 
    and other Holstein Service fees. State Memberships are renewed annually
    for both Adult & Junior Members.

    JUNIORS: If you are a Junior only member (your parents are not state association members
    - $25 additional to receive Pulsator Magazine (per family)
    - $5 additional to receive Mid-States News Magazine (per family)

    1. Membership dues per Farm/Prefix (includes Pulsator Subscription) = $50
    2. Pulsator Magazine Subscription (for associate members or jr only
           members or additional magazines) = $25
    3. Additional Members / Prefix = $25 each
    4. Associate Members = $25
    5. Junior Members = $5 each
    6. Mid-States Holstein News (additional) = $5
    7. PayPal convenience fee = $4

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    Three options to pay your Membership:
    1. Download, Print & Mail Form
    2. Pay through PayPal. Please request PayPal invoice. Just
    Email jwright@missoiuriholstein.com for an invoice
    3. OR Submit through Venmo @Missouri-Holstein.

    Please send completed forms and a check payable
    to Missouri Holstein Association to:

    Missouri Holstein Association
    Jodi Wright, Secretary/Treasurer
    11449 Lawrence 2220
    Verona, MO 65769

    For questions or more information, email  jwright@missouriholstein.com



    If you need a Missouri state member's phone, email
    or address click on the link below.

    2022 Missouri Membership List - By District


    Dairy Margin Program

    Information regarding DMC can be found here.
    USDA Dairy Margin Coverage Program - 2022
    Rates for 2022:
    - January Rate: 11.54. Over the $9.50 threshold - no payment.
    - February Rate: 10.98. Over the $9.50 threshold - no payment.
    - March Rate: 11.55. Over the $9.50 threshold - no payment.
    - April Rate: 12.29. Over the $9.50 threshold - no payment.



    June 8 Women In Dairy - Promo Event, Springfield

    June 14 MO Dairy Field Day-Stilwell, OK

    June 15 Ozark Empire Fair Entry June 15

    June 27 - July 1 National Holstein Convention, Sioux Falls, SD

    July 1 Missouri State Fair Entries Due.
    July 15 Missouri Holstein Field Day, Gray Summit
    Purina Animal Nutrition Center

    August 1-6 Ozark Empire Fair, Springfield

    July 18 - 20 4-H State Dairy Judging Camp

    August 6 Southwest District Show @ OEF
    August 16-21 Missouri State Fair, Dairy Show

    August 19 Missouri State Fair Holstein Show and 3-Year Old Futurity, Sedalia

    August 20 Ad deadline for Fall Pulsator

    August 21 Pulsator Photo Contest ENTRY Deadline

    September 5 World Dairy Expo Entries Postmarked

    Oct. 2 - 7 World Dairy Expo, Madison, WI

    November 1 Missouri Dairy Hall Nominations Due.
    November 20 Ad deadline for Pulsator to Jodi


    January 20-21 State Convention, Springfield

    Scholarship Listings http://www.hoards.com/youth/collegescholarships

    Dairy Shrine Scholarships http://www.dairyshrine.org

    FFA Scholarships http://www.ffa.org

    Groves-View Dairy http://www.grovesviewdairy.com

    Missouri Dairy Hall of Honors: http://www.modairyhallofhonors.com/

    Missouri Dairy: http://www.modairy.org

    Dairy Agenda Today: http://www.dairyagendatoday.com

    Farms.com Classifieds-Post and search for everything farm related: livestock, feed and used equipment http://www.farms.com/classifieds

    MU Extension Monthly Newsletter

    We would like to link our Missouri Holstein Members that have a webpage of their own to the Missouri Holstein Page. Would you like to have your page linked up with ours? Contact Jodi Wright through the feedback form and I'll explain how it will work. We'd love to have everyone listed. There is no cost to you for this service.


    Ryan Bilyeu
    Phone: 417-838-1093

    Vice President
    Scott Wilson

    Jodi Wright
    11449 Lawrence 2220
    Verona, MO 65769

    Director at Large
    John Schoen


    Pulsator Editor
    Shannon Kleiboeker
    17077 Lawrence 1030
    Wentworth, MO 64873

    Mid-States Editor
    Kate Geppert
    4728 Co Rd 240
    Kingdom City, MO 65262


    National Director
    Dwight Rokey
    2021 F Road
    Sabetha, Kansas 66534

    Holstein Field Representative
    Tim Ewing
    4784 State Hwy PP
    Fordland, MO 65652
    417-818-MILK (6455)


    If you would like more information on the following:

    • Cattle Available to Sell
    • Cattle Wanted to Buy
    • Consign cattle to State Sale
    • Request catalog for State Sale
    • Advertising in Mid-States Publication
    • Subscribing to Mid-States Publication
    • Senior Membership
    • Junior Membership
    • Show Entry forms
    • Information on Missouri Sho-Me Futurity
    • Want to advertise on Breeders Page on our website
    • Would like to link farm to Missouri Website
    • Other

    Please email your request for information to the following email. Include the items you are interested in, your name, address, phone, and email.  jwright@missouriholstein.com


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